Confession...I never thought it was funny anyway. Sophomoric at best. Although my 4 year old is constantly telling the "Why did the pirate go to the movies" joke but the way she says "ARRRRRR" is so much more violent than you'd normally anticipate from a four year that it's actually quite hilarious.
So as you might have heard, two couples from California were travelling around the world on some sort of religious mission delivering bibles, because it's apparently very important to yuppies from Orange County that people in Somalia believe the same shit that they believe. Their boat was hi-jacked by pirates (obviously) and to make a long story short...they're dead.
At approximately 1 a.m. EST today, while negotiations were ongoing to secure the release of four American hostages, U.S. forces responded to gunfire aboard the pirated vessel (S/V) Quest. As they responded to the gunfire, reaching and boarding the Quest, the forces discovered all four hostages had been shot by their captors. Despite immediate steps to provide life-saving care, all four hostages ultimately died of their wounds... During the boarding of the Quest, the reaction force was engaged by pirates on board the vessel. Two pirates died during the confrontation and 13 were captured and detained along with two pirates already in US Forces custody. The US Forces also found the remains of two other pirates already dead aboard the Quest. In total, it is believed 19 pirates were involved in the hijacking of the S/V Quest.
Still some unanswered questions here of course. You might remember the last time that Somali pirates captured a U.S. Boat they were pegged off by some bad-ass navy seals. So what happened this time? Same approach but too late? Ransom money being asked was too much? We just don't negotiate with pirates? We just figured that people dumb enough to go into those waters on a nonsensical mission deserve to die?
Of course, I'm kidding on that last one. If we had that mentality, we never would have sent Bubba to get those two chicks that decided North Korea was safe.